Mrs. O'Rourke's Panther Press
For the week of Feb 26
ISTEP - Feb 26 - March 5th
Mr. Mankin sent a Skylert on Friday. Please be sure to double check that your child's iPad is charged and that the requirements explained in his message are all met and ready to go.
For Humanities, students will be taking the test in our regular Humanities blocks on Tuesday and Wednesday 2/27 & 2/28. We reviewed the online ISTEP experience in class last week so that students feel familiar with the test formatting before the test. Please encourage them to do their best, but remind them there is no reason to stress. They are well prepared, and if they use their knowledge and the strategies we're learning, they will rock it! :)
If you would like to review more information about ISTEP, I have included the Indiana Department of Education's link below.
Let's Have Dinner Monday Night!
Mrs. O'Rourke, Mr. Mankin, and many other HIJH teachers will be there serving up the food. It should be a fun and tasty time for a very good cause. A portion of the proceeds will come right back to HIJH!! Please see the flyer attached to the newsletter's email.
Learning highlights from the past few weeks
O.Henry Author Study
#LOVEFISHERS Essay Contest
THE IMPORTANCE OF INDEPENDENT READING
Your child should have read about 16-17 books by the end of February. Please check in with him or her.
Year-Long Humanitarian Projects
• This year students will have the opportunity to show 3 different humanitarian acts within the community.
• Each project will be documented with a picture of the student performing the act/event and a short paragraph. These will be displayed all year to celebrate our acts of good will.
• Between Mrs. O'Rourke's and Ms. Hill’s class, it is our goal to perform 300 acts within our community.